2021 Endorsements

The Victory Fund’s goal is to elect local leaders at every level of government who are committed to taking a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to gun violence prevention. More than 60 local candidates have reached out to us seeking our endorsement so far this year and we’re pleased to announce our first round of early endorsements.

We have not yet endorsed a candidate for Seattle Mayor. All the candidates show promise when it comes to gun violence prevention, but with so much at stake, we want to make sure we endorse the strongest champion. Please join us for a candidate forum on Tuesday, June 29th where we’ll ask the tough questions.

Use the search box below to find gun violence prevention champions running to represent you. You can search by name, position, or district.

Municipal/County

Kate Akyuz
Mercer Island City Council

Kate Akyuz has a deep understanding of how public health issues intersect and will no doubt be a champion for gun violence prevention policies and programs on the Mercer Island City Council.

Jay Arnold
Kirkland City Council Position 1

Jay Arnold has proven to be a strong advocate for police reform and gun violence prevention. He is also a dedicated advocate for applying an equity analysis to policy priorities, something we whole-heartedly agree with!

Greg Baruso
Federal Way City Council Position 2

Greg Baruso has spent his career working to ensure safe and thriving communities in Federal Way. As a city councilmember, he will continue to be an active partner in the fight for a safer, more just future.

Neal Black
Kirkland City Council District 5

Through his volunteer work, thoughtful engagement with potential policy solutions, and help leading local efforts in Kirkland, Councilmember Neal Black has demonstrated what GVP championship looks like and what can be done at the city level to stop gun violence.

Dow Constantine
King County Executive

Dow Constantine has advanced every GVP policy priority the Alliance has brought to him and continues to work closely with us in developing the future of gun violence prevention at the county level.

Leandra Craft
Federal Way City Council Position 5

Given her time serving as a Deputy Prosecutor for King County, Leandra Craft is ready to bring her experience working on alternatives to incarceration to the Federal Way City Council. We look forward to her continued GVP advocacy.

Alicia Crank
Edmonds City Council District 1

Alicia Crank is dedicated to ending gun violence in all its forms and investing in solutions to build strong, thriving communities. She will bring years of community experience and a dedication to gun responsibility to the Edmonds City Council.

Rod Dembowski
King County Council District 1

Rod Dembowski has proven himself to be a gun responsibility champion in his time on the King County Council by advocating for ERPO implementation, taxes on guns & ammunition, and reforms to the county Sheriff''s office. We look forward to continuing to work with him to keep moving the needle forward!

Todd Donovan
Whatcom County Council District 2

Todd Donovan's commitment to alternatives to incarceration as a public safety strategy make him our choice for re-election to the county council. The Alliance looks forward to a closer partnership with Donovan to support his work investing Whatcom County's thriving communities.

Brandy Donaghy
Snohomish County Council District 5

Brandy Donaghy is a champion for building resilient communities, including supporting investments in upstream supports that can prevent the epidemic of gun violence. She will be a thoughtful new leader on the Snohomish County Council.

Jim Ferrell
Federal Way Mayor

Jim Ferrell is committed to working with the Alliance to prioritize gun safety policy implementation in Federal Way and to center community in the future of public safety.

Adrienne Fraley-Monillas
Edmonds City Council District 3

As a city councilmember, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas has shown dedication to the fight to end gun violence, working with the mayor on Edmonds' safe storage initiative. We are confident she will continue to be an active partner in keeping our communities safe.

Jennifer Gregerson
Mukilteo Mayor

There are few city leaders who understand the importance of gun responsibility policies like Jennifer Gregerson. She has been a vocal advocate in keeping firearms out of the hands of those intent on causing harm. We look forward to her continued championship in Mukilteo.

Iris Guzman
SeaTac Position 6

SeaTac deserves the kind of thoughtful and community-centered leadership that Iris Guzman is pledging to bring to council. We believe Guzman has the professional experience and tenacity to strengthen SeaTac's approach to gun violence prevention.

Pete Holmes
Seattle City Attorney

Pete Holmes has been a tireless leader in the fight against gun violence. Holmes has been an active ally and collaborator in making our gun laws work, supporting community programs, and developing litigation strategies that push back on the gun lobby.

Kristina Martens
Bellingham City Council District 7

Kristina Martens understands that gun violence is a complex challenge and comes in many forms. Her experience as a community organizer and commitment to racial justice make her the right pick for Bellingham City Council.

Krystal Marx
Burien City Council Position 7

Krystal Marx is a gun responsibility champion, advocating for ERPOs and other gun violence prevention solutions in Burien and across King County. We look forward to her continued leadership!

Chelsea McElroy
Tacoma School Board Position 4

Chelsea McElroy has the ideas and energy to bring resources and equity to all of Tacoma's students. She is a leader in her community and in her work with children and youth. The Alliance for Gun Responsibility is proud to endorse such a champion for our kids.

Teresa Mosqueda
Seattle City Council at large Position 8

Teresa Mosqueda is a true champion for Seattle families. She has been an important and critical voice in support of making the investments our partners in community need to continue delivering life-saving program work.

Jacob Simpson
Seatac City Council Position 3

Jake Simpson is a committed community organizer with a passion for connecting individuals and families with the resources to thrive. We applaud his work in building livable communities and are excited to partner with him on efforts to prevent gun violence in SeaTac.

Catherine Ushka
Tacoma City Council District 4

On Tacoma City Council, and as a Board member of Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, Catherine Ushka has prioritized violence prevention, research, and action. We trust Ushka to continue in this tradition on Tacoma City Council.

Liz Vogeli
Everett City Council District 4

Liz Vogeli is a dedicated gun responsibility advocate. Her passion about equity, behavioral health, and gun violence prevention make her a strong and vital leader.

Skip Williams
Bellingham City Council District 4

Skip Williams is a dedicated community leader who has spent time getting to know the challenges facing Bellingham. He is committed to investing in upstream solutions that will prevent gun violence.